All Wood FITR Traditional Murphy Bed – We are the Factory
Need an office by day and a spare bedroom by night? Then you need a FITR (Furniture in the Raw) Traditional Murphy Bed.
This wall bed features traditional crown molding and flat panel front. It includes a premium mattress and it’s perfect in a home office, living room or bedroom where more space is needed.
It comes in maple and oak and five beautiful finishes. It’s also available unfinished for your paint or stain project. Contact Customer Service for a listing of our additional finishes or custom options 512-451-0213 or email
The Murphy Bed is a tried and true space saver and they look great in the raised and lower position.
Our fold away beds are extremely popular because they can double your room space and look good doing it. The Furniture in the Raw Murphy Bed is easy to open and close. You can lift your bed with one finger. The design uses a hydraulic piston system to provide strong, generous support when raising and lowering the fold out bed.
The Murphy Beds Accommodate a 12″ deep Mattress (not included)
We have four space saving bed sizes (Twin, Full, Queen, King) that open either vertically or horizontally.
Furniture in the Raw fold away beds are made from real maple and oak and are manufactured by Furniture in the Raw. That is local.
- Easy lifts and stores using a piston system hardware
- Choose maple or oak
- mattress is not included
- Contact sales for Mattress options
- unfinished or finish options (more available)
- Bronze or Nickel Hardware Choice (more available)
- Professional delivery and installation may be available from FITR
- Made in Central Texas by your neighbors of 100% real wood
- Twin Size- 46.25″ wide x 82.125″ tall x 16.75″ deep – Projection from wall :83″
- Full Size- 61.25″ wide x 82.125″ tall x 16.75″ deep – Projection from wall: 83″
- Queen Size- 67.25″ wide x 88″ tall x 16.75″ deep – Projection from wall: 87″
- King Size- 84″ wide x 88″ tall x 16.75″ deep – Projection from wall: 87″
- Add approximately 4″ to the width for Traditional Crown Molding
Is it a Murphy Bed? Wall Bed? Fold away bed?
The Murphy Bed, also commonly referred to as a:
- Wall bed
- Fold up bed
- Fold away bed
- Foldable bed
- Pull out bed
- Hideaway beds
At Furniture in the Raw we just call them Murphy Beds and our customers love them.
History of the Murphy Bed
The Murphy bed is named for William Lawrence Murphy (1876–1959). Murphy applied for his first patents for a fold away bed around 1900.
What inspired Murphy to design the bed? According to legend, he was wooing an opera singer, but living in a one-room apartment in San Francisco, and the moral code of the time frowned upon a woman entering a man’s bedroom.
So Murphy invented the fold out bed and converted his bedroom into a parlor, enabling him to entertain guests without breaking the moral code of the day.
Sears had introduced foldup beds through the Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog, but Murphy introduced pivot and counterbalanced designs for which he received a series of patents, including one for a “Disappearing Bed”. Murphy’s design made the bed simple and safe to use.
Murphy beds are used for space-saving purposes, much like trundle beds, and are popular where floor space is limited, such as small homes, apartments, hotels, mobile homes and college dormitories. In recent years, these fold up beds have included options such as lighting, storage cabinets, and office components.
Murphy’s patent has since expired. In 1989, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the term “Murphy Bed” had entered common usage and was no longer eligible for protection.